Jada Pinkett Smith Once Lost Her 'Desire' to Act — and Almost Went to School for Psychology

PEOPLE.com | 1/28/2019 | Staff
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Jada Pinkett Smith’s career could have gone in a completely different direction.

After graduating from the Baltimore School for the Arts, the Red Table Talk host, 47, toyed with the idea of becoming a lawyer, before ultimately deciding to pursue acting.

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During a panel at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Pinkett Smith was asked whether she ever had any regrets early on about the decision, and while the actress said she didn’t at the time, she revealed that she did consider going back to school for something else later on in life.

“There were no questions in my early years. Maybe later on,” the Girls Trip star shared. “I kind of lost my desire to be in this industry for a lot of different reasons, and I was actually thinking about going back to school for psychology.”

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However, Pinkett Smith ultimately decided to stick it out.

“I was like, you’ve been doing this a long time, girl. Just sit back,” she remarked. “I just had to wait until I was motivated again. I had to wait until something came along and sparked me because I had just lost the desire to be in this game.”

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Pinkett Smith has spoken about difficult times in her career before.

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